2 Top Tips To Make Tasty Melt-in-the Mouth Almond Cookies

Almond cookies is one of the  Chinese New Year Treats. It is normally made at home around this time. This recipe is really simple. And if you have you have young children, it is a good project for family bonding. I used this time to tell my kids about about my background  and family stories. …

a gold bag filled with cookies

News Round Up Veganuary & Chinese New Year

Hello New year, hello New You, Time flies and we are in the middle of the first month already. I hope you have many things planned and done. And most importantly plan time for yourself. Sometimes we forget that we are the most important person to ourselves! My new year resolution is to love and …

Kuih

5 Top Tips For Kuih Bulu

Hi there, (This recipe was first published on 20.05.2013. It was the old version) Today I am revisiting this recipe. Kuih Bulu or Bahulu is a much loved kuih (cake in the Malay language). I used to make this with my late mother in the good old days. Since moving to the UK, I had …

Freshly fried spring rolls served with sweet chillie sauce.

How To Make Easy Spring Rolls

These spring rolls are so easy to make. My version is close to the fresh ones that we used to have when we were kids. The fresh version is still available in the streets and markets. Jicama is the vegetable for fresh spring rolls or popiah as we call it. I remember when I was …

Sweet potato and banana fritters being served

How To Get The Crunchiest Fritters for Banana and Sweet Potato

Eating crunchy and light fritters is one of the joys of life. Back in Malaysia, we come across a hawker in Penang who sells the crunchiest and lightest banana and sweet potato fritters. He sells chempedak when in season, too. The secret to the crunch is that he fries the banana or chempedak or whatever, …

Chicken with pumpkin

It’s November! Are you into all the festivities?

November! How time flies, soon it will be Christmas. Happy Diwali!! … Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire night are the main celebrations in November.  Don’t forget Singles Day 11.11 which is a Day in China, where unmarried people have a day of their own, as opposed to Velentine’s day. And Black Friday, too! Singles day …

Kuih Bingka Ubi or Cassava Cake

Kuih Bingka Ubi is a baked tapioca cake. It is a Nyonya cake and are enjoyed all over South-east Asia. This type of cake is very similar in Singapore and Malaysia. Also known as cassava, tapioca is common in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and other areas where the climate is tropical or sub-tropical. Each country …

Shanghai moon cake served with tea.

Shanghai Moon Cakes – a Cheats Method

The moon cake is an important item in the Mid-autumn festival. This is also known as the moon-cake festival. Moon cakes are made and offered as prayers items. The 8th Lunar month of the  Chinese lunar calendar will be here soon. This is an important date in the Chinese calendar as like Chinese New Year, …